A cosmetic dentist is the difference between a great smile and sheer disappointment. So it is very important that you choose your dentist very carefully and once you’ve done that, you fully understand what changes he will make and what the result will look like.

The outcome of the dental treatment is the most important question. You should know fully what your smile will look like. This includes the color, shape, texture and other properties of the teeth and the shape of the jay bone (if that is being changes too). Some dentists may have pictures of previous clients and others might have reference charts to give you an idea. One of the dentists I once visited would take a picture and the next day give an edited image of your face with the changes he will make. Always make sure that the result looks realistic and pleasing.

Also ask your dentist if you will require any additional treatments after the one he will perform. Some dental procedures require a number of treatments until the final result is achieved. This may take a lot of time. Speaking of time, ask what time this treatment will take in the first place. You don’t want to visit the dentist every week for a few months. Make sure that the treatment schedule you are given is optimum and within the least possible time.

Get to know how many office visits you will have to make and how much time each visit will take. Some treatments also require that you do not eat or drink for some time after the dentist has done his work. Ask if there are any such instances so you can plan in advance.

The main thing that people are scared off is the pain (if any) involved in the procedure. Anyone who has experience tooth pain develops a fear of it. The dentist may use some anaesthesia and it is important that you determine if you are allergic to Novocain. Ask your dentist and he may conduct a test for this.

After the therapy there may be some guidelines that you have to follow. This is to ensure that the veneers or other accessories used by the dentist are not damaged in the initial stages. A special toothpaste, mouthwash and toothbrush may be recommended by the doctor and you may have to use the mouthwash frequently.

Ask the dentist of any continuing costs and the durability of the treatment that you will be given. You don’t want to spend a fortune on something that wears off after 3 or 4 years.
A professional and honest dentist will always give you full attention and take time in analysing your situation. All of his answers will be honest and clear. Avoid dentist that give vague answers or try to brush concerns under the carpet.

Professional dentists will always tell you about all the negative aspects of a specific procedure. In addition they will explain in detail how each one can be dealt with as well.  With your questions answered, you may want to do a bit of research on your own and get feedback from other people who underwent similar treatments. Only agree to the treatment once you are fully satisfied.